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April 2017 Blog Posts (10)

The tapestry of creation.....

The tapestry of creation explodes into my senses, as I see its vibrancy - woven and crafted together.

 

It unfolds in my vision - alive and almost ethereal, as my mind comprehends inexplicable artistry.

 

My spirit stirs as I feel connected to my Creator God - I glimpse a taste of heaven as I am lost in wonderment.

 

My mind reaching beyond itself to grasp how this can be.

 

Can it be that my Lord, who created all this can be within…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 26, 2017 at 5:05pm — No Comments

The cross at every heartbeat...

I close my eyes. I see the cross. I'm lost in a moment - time has stopped around me.

All I can feel is my heartbeat. I see the cross at every beat of my heart.

I am in awe. My mind is reaching out, grasping for understanding.

I cannot comprehend.

Christ died on that cross; took every sin on Him, in time - on earth.

The pain, the agony, the shame, the torture. Every cruelty, every neglect. He took it all; saw the…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A nameless bird....

What is that bird that flits in and out of my sight, unobtrusively silent?

 

At first I don't really notice it. I'm distracted by brighter, more visible birds.

 

But it comes again. My mind tells me it's a particular type of bird, until I notice a marking that throws me.

 

I start searching for what it is, with my rudimentary knowledge.

 

This is new to me, seeing the subtle beauty of each bird. But now I am seeing the subtle strokes of…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 18, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

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Added by John S. Oliver on April 18, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

Invisible and lost....

The mirror captures me. I see myself, my existence within it's frame. I am there, yet as I wander through the trail of life, navigating through the complexity of humanity, I am invisible.

 

I have trodden the paths of the past, as if unnoticed, moving quietly through the events of life - of people, places and circumstances. My Lord walks with me and He strengthens me. He sees me. But to the world, I am unseen.

 

My voice is silenced as I disconnect from all that…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 17, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

A new creation

I wake. The morning is cold, uninviting, bleak. Melancholy hangs in the air.



The days never change. Each one monotonous, dark, rigid.



The days merge. There is nothing new - I see nothing new.



The order of life, of…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

The hand of God

Sinking, floundering, losing.



Darkness is all around.



My feet have nothing to stand on, but flimsy foundations that disintegrate as I fall.



My arms, my hands recklessly reach for nothing as I go under.



It's dark above and dark below and all around me.



Fear is my company.

Panic is my companion.



That is all I see as I slip under. Choking, gasping, calling out....



"Lord help me."



Then there is a touch. I feel a…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Hope in the darkness

I feel the darkness creep into me again. My spirit cries within me as I recall the passage of time.



A moment that feels so fleeting, in reality years have passed by.



That worry wells up - uninvited, yet clinging to me. A dark stain amidst the light, seeping into me.



The fear intermingles with that stain, trying to engulf me - with memories of pain and loss, goading me that it's coming again - like floodwater seeping past the defences ready to overtake and…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

A photograph in time

I stare into that photograph. My heart stirs in reminiscences as I remember that time, that place.

 

Vivid memories invade my mind. I suddenly remember the smells. I catch an aroma in my nose. I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. The sounds of life filter into my ears, of life that was then. That moment captured, in time.

 

I see myself. I remember.

 

I want to be in that moment now.

I want to live in that moment, that time.

I…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments

2017 Status Report for the 20/20 Vision Campaign

We wanted to give you an update on the status of the 20/20 Vision. We will not be attending the EMDC in the Netherlands this year so we cannot pass this report on in person. However, we are sending three of our best Create International leaders to represent us: Steve Baldwin, and Dave and Wendy Hudson. We are blessed to have then with us and they are playing key roles in the completion of the 20/20 Vision.


The end of 2016 marked our sixth year of the 20/20 Vision…
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Added by Cal Curtis on April 7, 2017 at 5:27am — No Comments

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